GBV Response Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
  • Closes: May 20, 2022

Natwampane is a Zambian Government programme, led by the Gender Division (under the Office of the President), with funding from the European Union (EU). The programme was launched in December 2019 and works in all 12 districts of Luapula Province, where NCA is the lead agency. The overall objective of the programme is to reduce SGBV with two specific objectives.

  1. To prevent Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) by challenging and changing beliefs, attitudes and practices; and
  2. To increase SGBV survivors’ access and use of comprehensive support services.
    The objectives are being achieved through engagement of various stakeholders such as traditional and faith leaders to influence norm change; in and out of school adolescents and young people to influence behavioural change; twelve One Stop Centres (OSCs) are providing comprehensive post SGBV care services to survivors of SGBV.

As our GBV response specialist, you will provide support to NCA partners and government staff working in government-led One Stop Centres. This support will include capacity building (training and coaching) of the OSC staff, NCA staff and partners in relevant topics; quality control and supervision of all NCA and NGO partner work related to response activities, including the design and delivery of training materials; making assessments of the OSCs and related capacity building plans for OSC staff in order to ultimately ensure adherence to global minimum standards for survivor care and case management.
Start date: June 2022
Contract type/period: Fixed term appointment, 18 months assignment
Duty station: Mansa, Luapula Province, Zambia
Applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis

Job description

Lead SGBV specific assessments in the target area
Lead the implementation of a comprehensive and holistic SGBV Response programme
Design training materials and facilitate capacity building (training and coaching) for partners, staff and other stakeholders on GBV response, particularly:

  • GBV Minimum Standards, and their implementation
  • Managing and Setting Up Women and Girls Safe Spaces and One Stop Centres,
  • GBV Case Management
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Caring for Survivors/Caring for Child Survivors (or similar)
  • GBV Coordination
  • Clinical management of rape
  • Facilitate case conferencing as part of GBV Case Management Services
  • Actively engage in GBV related coordination mechanisms, including developing relationships and networking with other NGOs, government partners and the donor community
  • Write and/or contribute to reports for donors
  • Ensure that programme implementation is according to project plans and donor requirements and adheres to NCA’s routines, guidelines, and donor regulations


  • MA (or equivalent) in social work, social sciences, gender, development, nursing and/or other relevant field. Extensive field experience may compensate for a master’s degree.
  • Minimum three years professional experience in managing, setting up and coordinating SGBV programmes to GBV Global Minimum / GBViE Standards, GBV case management, GBVIMS, and Referral pathways.
  • Solid experience in capacity building of SGBV response service providers (health, legal, security and psychosocial), particularly by coaching and training using participatory methods related to different components of SGBV programming (e.g. Psychological First Aid; Caring for Survivors/Caring for Child Survivors; Clinical management of rape).
  • Experience in leading and assisting in rapid assessments related to GBV and comprehensive assessments:
  • Experience with donor relations and report writing is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in English, written and oral is a requirement.

Personal Qualities

  • You are flexible and robust, managing to maintain positive and composed in stressful situations
  • You have exceptional interpersonal skills, cooperates well with most people, seeing strengths as well as opportunities in colleagues and partners. You’re able to listen and build trust while, at the same time, establishing clear directions and motivating others.
  • You have good communication and networking skills, with the capacity to engage partners and staff.
  • You are efficient and structured, able to get things done within deadlines
  • Concise in written tasks, and reports
  • Systematic, structured, and accurate
  • Patient and culturally sensitive

We offer

  • Exciting and highly meaningful job with opportunity to develop new approaches in an international, multicultural environment
  • Opportunity to acquire professional and personal development
  • Competitive terms and conditions
  • Most of all, you can contribute and be a positive influence in people’s everyday life

We encourage all qualified persons to apply for a job with us, regardless of gender, age, disability or cultural background. Through our recruitment portal, you can register and submit your CV, write an application / cover letter and attach relevant certificates. Only applicants using this electronic portal will be considered for the position.
Before you submit your application, we kindly ask you to read the ACT Code of Conduct for the prevention of misconduct, including corruption, fraud, exploitation and abuse, including sexual; and to ensure child safeguarding and the Protection from Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse and Child Safeguarding policy. All staff are required to sign the Code of Conduct and Protection from Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse, and Child Safeguarding Policy when entering into any kind of engagement with NCA.

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